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August 18, 2010
The Community Earth System Model helps scientists shed light on some of the critical mysteries of global warming.
August 12, 2010
Results from a new study should help scientists better understand the factors controlling the timing of solar cycles and could lead to better predictions.
July 20, 2010
Researchers and aircraft will search for secrets of hurricane formation above the tropical Atlantic Ocean.
Hurricane Felix satellite image
July 13, 2010
The study, published in Nature Geoscience, finds that the rise is at least partly a result of climate change.
July 06, 2010
The agreement will help the two countries increase their joint research into the complexities of climate change.
Signing of memorandum
June 14, 2010
Turboprop and jet aircraft can create hole-punch clouds, which have long fascinated the public.
hole-punch cloud
June 03, 2010
A detailed computer modeling study released today indicates that oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer.
June 03, 2010
The National Center for Atmospheric Research and its managing organization, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research announced today that they will break ground on the construction of a supercomputing center Tuesday, June 15.
NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center
May 26, 2010
Three locations in Boulder, Broomfield, will showcase lab tours, aircraft, scientific tools large and small, and conversations with staff.
Scientist works on observing instrument with aircraft behind him
May 14, 2010
Their letter to the president of the University of Virginia supports a statement by the university's faculty and questions the Virginia attorney general's use of governmental authority.
April 28, 2010
The collaborative international project, involving scientists from NCAR and other organizations, may ultimately improve tornado forecasting.
April 19, 2010
Students, gardeners, retirees, and other volunteers taking part in a nationwide initiative, Project BudBurst, are finding hints that certain plants are blooming unusually early.
Plum blossums opening on a branch
April 15, 2010
Current observational tools cannot account for roughly half of the heat that is believed to have built up on Earth in recent years.
March 23, 2010
The Asian monsoon is providing a pathway for pollutants to rise high in the atmosphere.
Pollution along lower Yangtze River
March 16, 2010
A new study finds that prescribed burns may release substantially less carbon dioxide than wildfires of the same size.
wildfire map
January 28, 2010
Painting the roofs of buildings white has the potential to significantly cool cities and mitigate some impacts of global warming.
painting roofs white
January 27, 2010
An innovative computational technique that draws on statistics, imaging, and other disciplines has the capability to detect errors in sensitive technological systems ranging from satellites to weather instruments.
January 26, 2010
Roger M. Wakimoto, an associate director and senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, was named the center's new director today.
Roger Wakimoto
January 20, 2010
Margaret "Peggy" LeMone, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, today begins a one-year term as president of the American Meteorological Society.
Peggy LeMone
January 14, 2010
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is partnering with the Boulder Public Library to present a series of public talks and a new exhibit to mark the research organization's 50th anniversary this year.
Walter Orr Robertsand the Climax coronagraph
January 11, 2010
Policymakers should focus on what needs to be achieved in the next 40 years in order to keep long-term options viable for avoiding dangerous levels of warming, a new study concludes.
Brian O'Neill
January 10, 2010
In a vivid example of how a small geographic feature can have far-reaching impacts on climate, new research shows that water levels in the Bering Strait helped drive global climate patterns during ice age episodes dating back more than 100,000 years.
climate patterns
December 14, 2009
NCAR announced today the selection of a construction management and general contracting firm for the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) project.
artist's rendering
December 09, 2009
Eric J. Barron, the director of NCAR, will step down from his position to assume the presidency of Florida State University. An alumnus of FSU, Barron was selected yesterday by its Board of Trustees to lead the university.
Eric Barron
December 04, 2009
UCAR is concerned that emails and data, including personal information about individuals, have been hacked from the University of East Anglia. The selective publication of some stolen emails and other papers taken out of context is not a responsible way to engage on the issue of climate change.

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